Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change
Since its inception in 1922, the organisation then known as the Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Australia Association and now Standards Australia (SA) has seen change in...
Cranes, Safety, Air Rights and Oversail Licences
The unprecedented high-rise residential boom has punctuated Australian city skylines with cranes for some years now.
On-site Battery Storage Installation
The development of any rules that touch communities, industry, new technologies and life safety is worth paying attention to.
What to Ask when Questioning the Use of Standards
Recently it became clear that an understanding of the intent and purpose of a clause, or the “functional statement” in the NCC and an Australian Standard...
Are Australian Standards Becoming Irrelevant?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a standard is "an authoritative or recognised exemplar of correctness, perfection, or some definite degree of any quality."
Do You Know What Your Buildings Are Made Of?
Research is key in all facets of a project, right down to taking a closer look at the materials you're using.
Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training
In 2009, the building inspection industry took a backward step because of a law that quietly deregulated the industry in NSW.
Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?
A critical component for successful movement and way-finding in any multi-storey building is a well designed system for vertical transport.
Australian Standards to Become More Widely Available
Australian standards are set to become more widely available and potentially less costly after the organisation responsible for developing and maintaining the standards announced a new...